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Apr 17, 2012

Sappi Ideas that Matter shows DGC project in their 2012 Call for Entries book

Sappi Ideas that Matter shows DGC project in their 2012 Call for Entries book

Today we got in the mail the advance copy of the 2012 Call for Entries book for Sappi Ideas that Matter. It beautifully showcases Design Global Change "Bringing Girls into Focus" Gender Equality campaign (showing 20 out of 30 cards we produced for high schools in northern India).

Conceived and designed in 2010-11 by Hartford Art School alumni: Constanza Gowen-SegoviaParker Hu and Tomasz Kazmierczak and Professor Natacha Poggio.

Oct 28, 2011

DGC'11 Nick Napoletano showcases ArtPrize work

DGC'11 Nick Napoletano showcases ArtPrize work

Earlier we shared that DGC'11 alumnus Nick Napoletano (Hartford Art School, BFA Illustration, expected May 2012) was participating in the prestigious ArtPrize competition showing his "Fraternal Co-dependence" entry September 21-October 9, 2011.

Now we would like to post images of Nick's monumental artwork, which involved a 7.5 ft. x 16 ft. canvas that breaks down and folds into four separate sections for easier transportation. The piece was painted in just over two months time working 16-20 hours a day. Over 1000 hours of work excluding canvas construction. The painting consists of 11 realistic figures —all life-size— utilizing an aerial perspective to capture an increased sense of dynamism in the poses. The rendering of the figures are done in a tightly refined style.

Fraternal Co-dependence is not shown in this post (yet) because it will be displayed at ArtPrize, therefore, we want to keep the mystery until it is presented to the public at the competition. Later we will update this post with Nick's amazing artkwork.

Nick Napoletano'12 with his amazing artkwork.

Fraternal Co-dependence (detail), 7.5 ft. x 16 ft.  (© 2011 — NICHOLAS NAPOLETANO)

Fraternal Co-dependence, 7.5 ft. x 16 ft.  (© 2011 — NICHOLAS NAPOLETANO)

Apr 13, 2011

Jessica Jackley (CEO Kiva.org) speaking with DGC team

Jessica Jackley (CEO Kiva.org) speaking with DGC team

On April 12, Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva and CEO of ProFounder came to talk to Design Global Change team on entrepreneurship, following passion, Africa and being persistent with establishing connections with people. Thanks, Jessica!


Nov 2, 2010

Upper Albany project needs helping hands (and brushes)!

Upper Albany project needs helping hands (and brushes)!

Design Global Change is in the process of designing a mural (in collaboration with the Connecticut Center For Nonviolence) in the North End of Hartford, on the wall of the Northend Church of Christ. The mural will elaborate on the ideas of The Kingian Principles of Non Violence as well as the thought of "The beloved community is the frame work of the future". Once the design of the mural has been finalized, we will be going into the stage of actually painting the mural onto the wall of the Church. If you are interested in helping out at this event please contact us.